Venkatesh Daggubati's highly awaited film Narappa is finally here! Foregoing the traditional theatrical release, the film has now started streaming directly on Amazon Prime Video. The rural drama based on the Tamil novelist Poomani's highly talked about novel Vekkai, has been receiving immense response from the audiences.
In fact, netizens can't stop gushing over Venkatesh and Priyamani's flawless acting chops and the way with which the story has unfolded in the film. The breathtaking cinematography by Shyam K Naidu and music composed by Mani Sharma, has also garnered digital applause from movie buffs. Directed by Srikanth Addala, the film features an ensemble cast including Karthik Rathnam, Rao Ramesh, Aadukalam Naren, Nassar, Rajeev Kanakala, Vasishta N Simha, Ammu Abhirami and Mahadevan.
For the uninitiated, Narappa is the official Telugu remake of the Tamil film Asuran that starred Dhanush and Manju Warrier in the lead roles. Interestingly, the Tamil film also received 2 National Film awards in 2021 in Best Actor (Dhanush) and Best Feature Film in Tamil (V Creations-Producer, Vetrimaaran-Director) categories.
Bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu and D Suresh Babu under Suresh Productions and V Creations, Narappa was earlier scheduled to release on May 14, however, was later postponed owing to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent restrictions imposed in the two Telugu states- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The film has editing carried out by Marthand K Venkatesh, best known for editing Venkatesh's Drushyam (2014) and blockbuster film Geetha Govindam (2018).
Well, as Narappa is all over the internet, let us see what Twitterati have to say about the Venkatesh-Priyamani-starrer.
@VenkyMama one man show .— మహేష్ అభిమాని (@samsuperstarfan) July 20, 2021
Asuran has created great impact andhuke goosebumps stuff ki relate avvaledhu . #SrikanthAddala as it as GA dimpesav GA babai . #NarappaOnPrime #Narappa good decision to release in ott and must watch those who hasn't watched original. pic.twitter.com/HFN7z9Tdy2
Blockbuster movie narappa Venky sir acting super 👌👌👌 super Bowl Priyamani garu acting super excited 😊👌👌 background music super good I'm fan of Victory Venkatesh Narrapa movie super Bowl family entertainment— Nimmala RAMESH (@NimmalaRAMESH15) July 20, 2021
#Narappa brilliantly excuted remake of @dhanushkraja #Asuran @VenkyMama at best 💥💥💥💥 best supporting acting by #Priyamani @KarthikRathnam3 #rajeevkanakala #chinappa welcome back #SrikanthAddala garu with super film and thanks to @VetriMaaran sir @SureshProdns @theVcreations— Seshu (@cinema_bug) July 20, 2021
#Narappa show completed— 🌠RcRonaldo🌐 (@gopiRcvirat) July 20, 2021
Venkatesh gari one man show
Nen asuran chudale kani asuran lo caste system gurinchi clear ga chupincharanta but narappa lo ala em chupinchale anduke antha emotiona work out avvaledu
Inkoti Rr same Asuran ku echinattu echaru new bgm ayyunte bagundedi
Venky mama jeevinchesaaadu🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤ each and every character super ga chesaru and— వైషూ (@Me_Vishnu_Priya) July 20, 2021
Addala 👌👌👌narappa pic.twitter.com/Y18DamOcBs
Yes #Narappa can't be #Asuran— సాయి | Sai (@Satyasai24x7) July 20, 2021
But, Narappa is good in it's own way.
Be it Venky's intensity or the efforts of the team, this film managed to do justice for its original.
Dhanush and Venky are the best Sivasamy and Narappa to this story!